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Watch The Samurai Jack Season 5 Trailer

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Samurai Jack is back to fight for the future, present, and past in a trailer for the fifth season of the popular Cartoon Network series that originally ended in 2004.

Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky will return as executive producer during the show’s limited return that will premiere on March 11, 2017.

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It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity. Samurai Jack premieres Saturday, March 11th at 11pm ET/PT on Adult Swim.

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Watch The Castle Rock Teaser From Stephen King & J.J. Abrams

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Bad Robot Productions released a cryptic teaser trailer for a new Hulu original series that reteams J.J. Abrams and Stephen King called Castle Rock.

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The Bad Robot Twitter account posted a photo featuring Abrams’ stationary bearing a handwritten note that included a YouTube link, which leads to this Castle Rock teaser.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Castle Rock will be a Hulu anthology series that brings together the characters and themes of King’s works that involve Castle Rock. If multiple seasons are made, the show will center on different groups of characters each season while also introducing elements from prior seasons.

Castle Rock is the name of a fictional location in Maine that has been the site of a number of King’s stories, including The Dead Zone and Cujo, and also referenced in a number of other King stories like It and Pet Semetary. The trailer itself also makes references to a number of other King works, including The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Shining, and more, so it remains unclear how far-reaching Castle Rock will be in its connections to King’s novels and short stories.

Bad Robot’s photo, in addition to the YouTube link, also included the mysterious sentence, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

No other details, including a release date, have been revealed so far, though King himself tweeted that “J.J. Abrams and I want to invite you to take a trip to Castle Rock. Soon. Be afraid.”

King and Abrams previously collaborated on the Hulu adaptation of King’s novel 11/22/63.

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Here is what we know so far:

What:

Castle Rock is a 10-episode drama from writers and exec producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan). It’s described as an ongoing series, though sources say that it’s more of an anthology that will weave together characters and themes from King’s novels featuring the mysterious Castle Rock location. Each season, sources say, will follow a different set of characters and storylines while interjecting themes and specific characters from previous seasons.

Logline:

Here’s how Hulu describes the series: “A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

Production team:

Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by King. Shaw and Thomason developed the project for television and executive produce alongside Abrams and Bad Robot Productions’ Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Cast: 

No castings have been announced yet.

Context:

Castle Rock reteams Abrams and King with Hulu and Warner Bros. Television following the streaming service’s limited series 11.22.63, which starred James Franco. It’s Abrams’ latest TV series and joins HBO’s Westworld.

When:

A premiere date/time period is unclear. Production will begin this year.

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Bill Nye Saves The World Arrives April 21 On Netflix

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Bill Nye – science guy, educator, mechanical engineer, and curator of curiosity – returns with a new show. Each episode of Bill Nye Saves the World tackles a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and Bill’s very special blend of lab procedure and sly personality.

Bill Nye Saves The World arrives April 21, only on Netflix.

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Legion On FX

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Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.

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A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.

Watch Legion on FX!

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Billy Joel: New York State of Mind, A New Documentary Film Begins Airing February 11, On MSGN

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Prospect Productions, Maritime Pictures and MSG Networks present a new documentary film Billy Joel: New York State of Mind. The half-hour film explores Joel’s unprecedented franchise at Madison Square Garden, now in its 42nd consecutive show! Described by Billboard magazine as “the greatest arena engagement of all time.”

Billy Joel: New York State of Mind features new interviews with the legendary musician, behind-the-scenes footage of Billy, his band and crew, plus interviews with Joel’s “Super-Fans” including actor and comedian Kevin James.

Directed by Jeff Siegel and produced by Jeff Siegel, Nick Barnicle, Colin Barnicle, and Executive Produced by Steve Cohen and Marc Forrest. Billy Joel: New York State Of Mind begins airing this Saturday night, February 11, on MSGN and can also be seen throughout the month of February.

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This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Cover: Your First Look At Stranger Things 2

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It was the series to watch. It was the topic to tweet. And it was the Halloween costume to wear. Netflix’s Stranger Things dominated the globe in 2016. “It’s really permeated the culture,” says David Harbour, who plays tortured town sheriff Hopper. “People love the characters so much, and they have such an emotional response.” A hodgepodge homage of ’80s classics like The Goonies, E.T., and It, Things, created by twin brothers Ross and Matt Duffer, won over fans with its tale of a small Indiana town rocked by the opening of an interdimensional portal and the arrival of a mysterious super-powered girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

Things garnered critical acclaim — including a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series — generated massive internet conversation (dispatched supporting character Barb landed her own hashtag, #JusticeForBarb), and launched its young, unknown cast into worldwide stardom. Says Brown, “I went to Manila last year; there were people camping outside the hotel, crying, and literally hyperventilating. I was like, ‘Why do you like me so much? I’m just boring old Millie.’ ” Quips Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, “I always joke around with the Duffers, ‘Why couldn’t you make the first season just okay?’ It’s like how they never expected Barb to be a hit — they never expected the show to be as successful.”

Now the Things cast and crew need to live up to all the hype when they return in October. “That is the new challenge of season 2: quieting the cultural noise that surrounds our show,” admits executive producer Shawn Levy (Arrival). Still, the Duffers are confident that they’ve crafted a worthy successor to the first season. “It’s a balance of the comfort you’re familiar with but then trying to take it in new directions,” says Ross Duffer. “That’s what we’re trying to strike with season 2.” They’re also working hard to keep the majority of these Stranger developments under wraps. Despite having security tighter than Hawkins National Laboratory, this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly has your exclusive first look at the top secret Stranger Things 2.

To read more on Stranger Things 2, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly

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Own A Tiny Replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment

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Now you too can be master of Jerry Seinfeld’s domain.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed with Artuitive LLC to create a tiny replica of the New York apartment made famous on Seinfeld. Measuring just 16.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep by 6.5 inches high, this recreation of Jerry’s digs includes everything an eagle-eyed Seinfeld fan could want, from the bicycle hanging in the hallway to that clunky old Mac computer in the corner.

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The limited-edition miniature set, which can be purchased at seinfeldsetreplica.com,  goes for $399 — and the price goes up to $499 for any orders placed after March 1.

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Watch Marvel’s Iron Fist Trailer

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Marvel and Netflix have released the official trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist, the fourth entry in their series of Netflix originals.

The Netflix original series Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth of the epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage which are now streaming, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) to premiere only on Netflix. A fifth series, Marvel’s The Punisher, has also started filming and stars Jon Bernthal.

In Marvel’s Iron Fist, billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Marvel’s Iron Fist cast includes Finn Jones as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, with Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Marvel’s Jessica Jones star Carrie-Anne Moss will also reprise her role of lawyer Jeri Hogarth alongside Netflix’s connector between the shows, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

Marvel’s Iron Fist premieres with 13 episodes on Netflix on March 17, 2017 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

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Watch The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere Extended Promo

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AMC has released an extended promo for The Walking Dead midseason premiere, which is set to debut Sunday, February 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In the episode, “Rock in the Road,” Rick and the group are led to a new community where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler. A familiar face resurfaces.

The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.

Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.

We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

Following the mid-season premiere episode, viewers can catch an all new episode of the live after-show, Talking Dead, featuring series star Khary Payton and Executive Producer Greg Nicotero at 10:13 p.m. ET/PT.

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Watch The Stranger Things Season Two Trailer

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The world is turning upside down on Halloween.

Season two of Stranger Things will make its debut on Netflix on the spooky holiday.

The release date was announced in a Super Bowl spot for the show, which built a cult following after its summer 2016 debut.

The show, created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, takes place in a small town in Indiana in 1983, just after a 12-year-old boy named Will goes missing. His friends and mom Joyce (played by Winona Ryder), spend much of the eight-episode series trying to find him. In the process, they encounter top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).

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The Super Bowl ad featured footage from a classic Eggo commercial that debuted in 1979 and aired in the ’80s. According to a description from Netflix, Season 2 is set a year after Will’s return.

“A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal,” Netflix said in a release. “But a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.”

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